The Cowboys quarterback is trusting God after his season-ending injury. Prescott also shared how excited he is about “God’s plan” for his life following his ankle injury, Christian Headlines reports. The star quarterback suffered a fracture to his right ankle in early October that required surgery. While this injury would bring most people down, Prescott […]
Let’s out with it: Jared and Jerusha Hess, who wrote (both of them) and directed (Jared) the 2004 independent film “Napoleon Dynamite” are Mormons. Can we move on now? We cannot. The Hess family religious affiliation gets brought up in nearly every story about them–which are proliferating now that the couple are promoting their new movie, “Gentleman Broncos.” I don’t have any problem with asking people’s religion, except that, having raised it, nobody seems to know what to make of the fact.
Take yesterday’s profile of Jared and Jerusha on NPR. Scott Simon introduces the segment by noting that this “atypical Hollywood team” lives “in Utah with their two kids”–making them a Hollywood couple how?–“and are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” The story is a fun listen, and I recommend it, but other than a reference to the Hesses’ meeting at Brigham Young University, we get no further treatment of their religion.
Which is a shame, because the two can be pretty funny about their faith. Check out this interview on the Writer’s Guild of America site, in which Jared imagines his grandfather upbraiding him for using coffee (which LDSer’s frown on) in a scene. Even then, Jared has to clarify the interviewer’s oblique reference to “the Mormon question”: “You mean how we can reconcile our faith with our industry?” he asks helpfully.